About: Dorab Patel

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Justice Dorab Framrose Patel (b. 1924 – d.15 March 1997), was a Pakistan jurist of Parsi descent, and lawmaker who served as a former Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan and former Chief Justice of Sindh High Court. Justice Patel was a prominent campaigner for human rights, and was a founding member of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in 1987 and the co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

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  • Justice Dorab Framrose Patel (b. 1924 – d.15 March 1997), was a Pakistan jurist of Parsi descent, and lawmaker who served as a former Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan and former Chief Justice of Sindh High Court. Justice Patel was a prominent campaigner for human rights, and was a founding member of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in 1987 and the co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. A Parsi by faith, he rose up the ranks of the judiciary to become one of Pakistan's most senior most judges, only to resign on principle after refusing to take an oath of allegiance to Chief Martial Law Administrator and Chief of Army Staff at that time, General Zia-ul-Haq in 1981. Justice Patel died of leukaemia on 1997 in Islamabad, and was buried in Karachi. (en)
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  • Dorab Framrose Patel (en)
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  • Dorab Framrose Patel (en)
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  • Justice Dorab Patel, 1974 (en)
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  • Dorab Framrose Patel (en)
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  • Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (en)
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  • Jurist and judge (en)
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  • Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan (en)
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  • Justice Dorab Framrose Patel (b. 1924 – d.15 March 1997), was a Pakistan jurist of Parsi descent, and lawmaker who served as a former Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan and former Chief Justice of Sindh High Court. Justice Patel was a prominent campaigner for human rights, and was a founding member of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in 1987 and the co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. (en)
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